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tna acquires FOODesign

Joseph Mistretta, FOODesign, and Alf Taylor, tna

Sydney-based tna, a global supplier of integrated food packaging solutions, announces its acquisition of FOODesign Machinery & Systems Inc., effective May 1.

Located in Wilsonville, Ore., FOODesign brings to tna more than 20 years of experience in design, installation and service for total food-processing plants. In addition to its existing portfolio of packaging, seasoning and weighing equipment, tna now offers a variety of FOODesign fryers and cookers, including kettle batch fryers and continuous fryers; baking and toasting ovens; and specialty roasting equipment. These systems are suitable for use across a wide variety of applications, including bakery, snack foods and confectionery.

“This move underlines our commitment to servicing our customers’ growing needs for flexible and efficient turnkey solutions,” says Michael Green, managing director at tna. “With FOODesign providing equipment to many of the top 100 food processing companies in the world, the acquisition gives tna access to all the necessary skills, networks, market knowledge and relationships to provide customers with a new choice in processing equipment—from fryers and feed systems to packaging and controls. We are confident that we can add value to our customers’ entire line and achieve significant economies of scale.”

“Joining the tna group is an exciting prospect for both our company and customers,” adds Joseph Mistretta, president of FOODesign, shown with Alf Taylor (right), CEO of tna. “Up until now, our business has primarily focused on North America. Our acquisition by tna instantly opens up a wealth of opportunities, giving us access to a global and extensive sales network and maximizing our ability to service our international customer base more effectively.”

FOODesign will retain its brand and become integrated into the tna group.

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